Sunday, February 10, 2008

HM's Royal Directives

MUSCAT — His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has issued royal orders to make available basic food commodities all over the Sultanate urgently, reduce the price of one tonne of flour by RO25, give the recommendations of the ministerial committee in charge of handling property rents hike at the nearest possible time, raise the salaries of employees of the state administrative apparatus units and social security families with effect from this month. The statement issued by the Diwan of Royal Court yesterday reads as follows:

Having reviewed the study prepared by the ministerial committee set up to alleviate the impact of price hike, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has ordered the following:

- Make available basic food commodities all over the Sultanate urgently. The respective departments should devise a sound mechanism to ensure that retail traders do not raise the prices of these commodities, enhance market monitoring and combat monopoly.

- Reduce the price of one tonne of flour by RO25.

- The ministerial committee in charge of devising a mechanism to solve the issue of property rents hike should give its recommendations at the nearest possible time.

- The consumer protection department shall report directly to the minister of commerce and industry.

- Increase the salaries of the state administrative apparatus units of the ministries, government departments, organizations, public authorities, public establishments and other juristic personalities with effect from this month as follows:

A. The salary of employees on financial Grades 8, 9, 10 and its equivalent to be raised by 7 per cent of the basic.

B. The salary of employees on financial Grade 11 and its equivalent to be raised by 8 per cent of the basic.

C. The salary of employees on financial Grade 12 and its equivalent to be raised by 12 per cent of the basic.

D. The salary of employees on financial Grade 13 and its equivalent to be raised by 21 per cent of the basic.


E. The salary of employees on financial Grade 14 and its equivalent to be raised by 43 per cent of the basic.


F. The rest of the employees of the state administrative apparatus units from the ministries, governmental units, military and security units, organizations, public organizations, public authorities and other juristic personalities by 5 per cent of the basic salary.


G. Raise the social security families salaries by 10 per cent.


His Majesty the Sultan also ordered the respective authorities to conduct the actuary studies to improve the financial allocations for employees retired from the governmental sector also.
Source: Times of Oman
Pic Source: ONA

5 comments:

Kay said...

How exactly is this a press release when the only press there are government run press? Nobody to ask any hard questions?

آمنة said...

One- congratulations everybody!
Two- Thank you Amjad for posting the picture, yesterday I tried to take a picture of the interview in the TV and couldn't. Has anybody noticed that HM's photo is hanged somehow in front of the TV? And the cupboard is absolutely completely empty?

Kay said...

Thats cause its one of those caravans, if I'm not mistaken they are in the desert on H.M's annual Jawala (hence the colors of the dishdashas worn in the picture) which strangely this year has not been paraded and announced as usual.

Amjad said...

Amna: as kay mentioned, this is because His Majesty and the ministers are now in the Annual Royal Tour of His Majesty the Sultan, which is in the Dhahira Region this year IF I AM NOT MISTAKEN! This is not an official office of His Excellency the minister or anything, it was just prepared to hold this press conference since the ministers and His Majesty are now in the middle of the desert.

kay: as a matter of fact, it was announced in the newspapers and Oman TV :-)

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